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Belarus takes part in FIRST Global Challenge 2017

On July 19, 2017, Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Pavel Shidlovsky met with the national team of Belarus which represented Belarus at the First international robotics Olympiad for high school students “FIRST Global Challenge 2017”.

The event was held in Washington, DC from July 16 to July 18. For the first time, robotics challenge became global: teams from 163 countries participated. The goal of this challenge was to pool efforts in the preservation of the Earth’s natural resources.

The Belarusian team was composed of 7 participants – students of high schools, gymnasiums and lyceums of the City of Minsk – and 2 chaperones. The team ranked 92nd of 163 teams taking part in the competition.

During the meeting, the Charge d’Affaires told the students about Embassy’s operations, Belarus-U.S. cooperation in the high-tech and education areas, answered the students’ numerous questions.